I want to live in one of the flats that you can see on the far right. The building = amazing, love the slope – like a modern Marrakech (remember Starwars?). The location is absolutely perfect, it’s located just opposite Russell Square underground station which is walking distance from Holborn and the rest of Central London. The shopping centre has good mix of shops from FCUK to Waitrose to Office. The place is also filled with a plethora of food spots too, for more info read here. I love this city – 200 DAYS OF LDN.365.
I’m not much of drinker, well I don’t even drink any more but when I used to drink, it certainly wasn’t at a pub. I get bored in pubs, there’s just something about them that I don’t like so I would probably be playing on my phone or tweeting how lame it is. English folktronica musician, James Yull on the other hand makes use of his talent and plays music with Guiness glasses. Now I don’t know how he manages to remix Jingle Bells into a song that most people would dance to after a few pints of beer and a packet of crisps. Peep the video on the flipside.
Leo Bridle & Ben Thomas are both Film graduate students from Bournemouth Arts Institute and for their final year project they produced this film appropriately called ‘Train of Thought‘. These guys created all this animation by hand and not with CGI, they also said the entire process took 9 whole months from the storyboards right down to the editing. This video is simply amazing, It takes a lot of time, effort and skill to be able to produce something like this so yeah its awesome! Enjoy the video after the cut, I’ve even added the ‘making of’ which documents the whole process.
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2010 was a great year for many artists. Some new and some old. From Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber, this year was definitely dominated by Pop music. Some artists who were more renowned for other genres were now moving into the pop genre to great success. You only have to look at Usher for example to see how well the switch could work for an artist.
On 8th-9th December I packed too many pairs of socks and not enough gloves and headed to Switzerland for the HP Winter Summit. HP collated 60 very cool writers, bloggers and general creatives from all over Europe and took us on the press trip of all motherfreakin’ press trips in the Swiss Alps.
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We have all seen the preview and the stills from the video shoot and now the long awaited and highly anticipated visuals to the well received ‘Monster’ taken from Kanye West‘s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has been released. The hype and hysteria surrounds the release of this video may have bumped up my expectations a little too high because if I’m honest the video left much to be desired. Not his best but probably not his worst video, check it out for yourself after the jump.
Everyone rolls out a “top for…” list as the end of the year draws close. Instead of merely reeling off some artists on everyone’s “one-to-watch” lists, instead I’ll put on my psychic headwrap, rub my macbook’s mouse (the crystal ball of digital clairvoyants) and make some predictions about the British music scene in 2011. Check out my 11 music musings for 2011 after the cut.
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As some of you may or may not know Sunday saw the sad news of the passing of R&B/Soul legend Teena Marie. I will elaborate more on the story in next weeks’ Music News Monday however I thought it would only be fitting to have the songstress be the feature of this weeks Throwback Thursday. My mum had tickets to see Lady T this coming February at the indigo2 so this look back at some her greatest hits is dedicated to her, please enjoy mum!. R.I.P
Ergh. I still hate TFL. The fact that half the lines go down on weekends annoys the hell out of me and for that very reason I had to get off at Stratford and take a bus home. Buses are just as worse, especially at during the early hours. Some of the people you encounter after a drunken night out on the bus ride home = freaks. I’m glad I don’t do clubbing anymore. Look how condensed the windows are, I’m going to remix Rick Ross’s Aston Martin Music = TFL Travel Music. Just me and my baby on the 238.
We have seen the Legends collection from Lacoste in recent weeks/months and now we get a preview of their Fall/Winter Collection. The collection which features a youthful mix of casual and sportswear design is very bright and colours which again highlights the youthful and playful nature of the collection. A good mix of knitwear, cardigans, jackets, blazers, striped polo’s, denim and button downs sees the collection cater for all. Check out the photos on the flipside.